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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 

Wärtsilä has been selected to supply the cargo handling system for a new 18,000m3 LNG bunkering vessel, which is being built for Korea Line at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea.

Wärtsilä says its experience and track record in delivering solutions throughout the small-scale-LNG value chain were key factors in the award of this latest contract.

“This latest order cements our position as the leading supplier of small-scale LNG cargo handling systems for the marine industry. As the adoption of LNG fuel increases among all ship types, Wärtsilä’s commitment to high quality solutions backed by years of experience becomes ever more relevant,” said Kjell Ove Ulstein, Director Sales and Marketing, Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine.

“This is a complex and state-of-the-art LNG bunkering vessel, and an experienced cargo handling system integrator was required, which is why Wärtsilä was selected,” said C.I. Kim, VP Project Planning Division of Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

The contract scope includes the engineering, design, procurement, and commissioning of the overall cargo handling system, including the cargo tank design. The equipment delivery is scheduled to commence at the end of 2020, and the ship is expected to be delivered in early 2022. The contract includes an option for a second vessel.

When delivered the vessel will be chartered by Shell.

The design of Wärtsilä’s cargo handling systems is based on the experience the company has accumulated in delivering such systems for LPG, LEG and LNG carriers.

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